Prayers of the People for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, 2014

Trusting the promise of God who enlightens all of life, we offer our prayers saying, “Light of the world,” and responding, “Shine on us and through us.”

[Short pause]

God of reconciliation, you call us to honesty.  Help us to admit that we have enemies, and set us free to begin a new relationship.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

God of reconciliation, you call us to wholeness.  Guide our steps as we walk with each other. Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

God of reconciliation, you call us to restoration.  Strengthen us to reach out to those with whom we disagree.  Help us to be faithful, both to you and to each other.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

God of reconciliation, you call us to forgiveness.  Make us aware of our own need for your love, show us how much love we have already been given, and then help us share it.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

God of reconciliation, you call us to healing.  Remove our fear, so that we might touch the ill, the lonely and the dying with your presence.  We pray especially for those we remember before you now.
[Long pause]
Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

God of reconciliation, you call us to be your reconcilers.  Fill us with eagerness and love for the people of Syria, the Congo, the Ukraine, and our own back yards.  Light of the world,
Shine on us and through us.

We pray in the name of Jesus, our light, our life, and our hope.
Amen.

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